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RoM: A few changes

Following complaints about a number of people imitating posters in the comments section, RoM has made a few changes to improve the procedure for leaving comments. You now have to sign in with your Twitter/Facebook accounts to try and clamp down on the total anonymity of some posters. The first comment you make will join a moderation queue, which I will try and approve as soon as possible, but after that your comments will display as normal.

Also, for those accessing RoM using the Android app, an update has been made so you can follow the live blog for every game on your phone. This will be up and running shortly. The live blog can be accessed from desk tops using the ‘Live‘ link at the top of the blog. For those curious about an Apple app, one is in the process of being approved and should be available soon.

There’s also the Republik of Mancunia forum which caters to fans wanting to discuss a variety of topics without needing a new blog post to facilitate discussion. Or there’s the option of following @R_o_M on Twitter.

Finally, it is important that people who use RoM, particularly those who have been here from the start back in 2006, recognise that I have a life and commitments outside of running a football blog. When I was younger I had more time available for it but now I’m getting on a bit my life has changed. That’s not to say I no longer care about RoM or value the regulars here any less, just that priorities change. In a bid to keep the quality of RoM as high as I could I have employed several writers to regularly contribute. You won’t agree with everything they say, just as you don’t agree with everything I say, but this was intended to be a positive thing. Whilst lots of people have taken it that way, there seem to be some regulars who are very angry about several things about this blog. All I can do is apologise that you’re not happy but urge you to understand that I am doing this to the best of my ability and in paying others to write articles and pointing you in the direction of other blogs in RoM Reads, trying to provide you with the best United related content possible. Be mindful that you don’t have to visit RoM though and if it makes you angry to see the blog now compared to what it used to be like almost ten years ago, maybe it’s time for you to move on to another site.

Thanks again to everyone for their continued support.


About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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16 Comments

  1. DreadedRed says:

    The truly excellent RoM just got a whole lot better!

    Thank you Scott the Red. Well done!

  2. nwesson69 says:

    Well said, people have to realise that your not nineteen forever…..!

  3. Graham Byrne says:

    There goes the vermin, THANK FUCK…. oh by the way Scott, name and shame those who pretend to be united fans but may have themselves in photo’s on facebook supporting City/Liverpool/Arsenal etc……..Lets have rival fans on i’m all for that but the weasels pretending to be reds can fuck right off!!!

  4. RedHanams says:

    Good to know of this…good job Scott!

  5. Popped_Collar says:

    Hope it works this time.

  6. aka_nemo says:

    glad to not be anonymous anymore

  7. John says:

    @Scott…Good move bro!..I don’t think it is without loopholes as all of us might know how but hope it works..There is absolutely nothing wrong in difference in opinions, actually that difference being the one of the reasons most of us come here….however, hope 1 poster = 1 username be tried to maintain from now onwards!!..Anyway, @scott it shows you still do care and you are watching and listening and trying to make amends where it required..Well done bro!

  8. John says:

    @Scott…just check into the few threads after your amends and if you are aware then the loopholes already got executed by some, haha..but please reveal the trolls if they went down the line of undesirable personal attacks if you have techno to do it!..anyway thanks bro, personally i’m very happy as you showed you do care!

  9. swaggersho says:

    Thanks scott,now all the trolls will be gone!!

  10. Gazzer says:

    It works!
    Excellent idea going forward. Too much angry bickering.

  11. Tim says:

    Thanks Scott for a great blog!

  12. Blacksocks says:

    Cheers Scott – keep up the hard work!

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